One Dollar Bill

   I went to the store and purchased some things, and when I got change for $20.00 I noticed one particular dollar bill. It wasn’t counterfeit, but was wrinkled, which is unfortunate, because it means it has been in circulation a while. What made this bill ‘stand out’ to me, and what makes it unfortunate?
   Someone had scratched out “IN GOD WE TRUST” and had written “God doesn’t want His name on money” “Oooops! there is no God.” This seems to be part of a much larger problem, as Atheists  are fighting to get all things relating to God removed from the public ‘eye’. Unfortunately, they are succeeding in many areas. Prayer has been removed from schools, children cannot wear clothing with scriptures on them, even Tim Tebow received criticism because he put “Jno. 3:16” under his eyes. “Christmas”, and the Ten Commandments are under attack, and are being forbidden in public schools, and scriptures and Bible dramas. Yet, according to the First Amendment to the Constitution, Government cannot be involved in establishing a religion, nor can it prohibit our freedom of religion.  
   Question: DO WE REALLY WANT A NATION WITHOUT, NOT UNDER, NOT TRUSTING IN, GOD? Maybe our dollar bills should read “IN NO ONE (BUT OURSELVES) WE TRUST”.  The Declaration of Independence says, “… and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them….” and again “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”
   Sure there have been shameful things done in the ‘name of religion’. Yes, suffering, pain and death still plague us!  All of this falls at the feet of SINFUL PEOPLE, not God. God created man with the Right to make choices, and choices have consequences.  Without Satan and sin  there would be no choices! We are not evolved animals or ‘robots’. God does not force Himself on anyone. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,  I will come in  and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20). It is far easier to accuse God than it is to disprove God. The arguments of DESIGN and DESIGNER of the Universe and it’s Laws did not just HAPPEN ACCIDENTALLY. Evolution takes more faith to believe in than God. Man is not evolving to something better, mankind is morally devolving  because of sin, not God! Two world wars, along with the other conflicts and terrible actions of people against other people, should prove this!
    An angry man asked his preacher, “Where was God, when my son was killed in Viet Nam!” The minister calmly took the broken hearted man’s hands, and replied, “He was right where He was when His own Son died on the cross.”
   If there was ever an argument for God, and the need to come to Him through Jesus, it is the awful condition of man in sin, and the sacrifice of God’s own Son to redeem man.
   David said in Psalm 14:1  “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

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